The Museo de Arte de Ponce houses one of the largest collections of European and Puerto Rican art in the Caribbean. Located on Avenida Las Américas in Ponce, the museum is close to the Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico. The museum’s small admission fee makes this a budget-friendly stop in Puerto Rico.

    Visitors of all ages flock to Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, to explore curated artwork across 14 museum galleries. Though you could spend the entire day wandering through the museum’s diverse collections, visitors typically spend two to three hours here. The museum is wheelchair accessible with accessible facilities on site.

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    What are the highlights of Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico?

    Works of art housed in the Museo de Arte de Ponce span over 30 centuries of art history, with pieces dating from 900 B.C. to present-day and contemporary pieces. Famous works include Flaming June, by Frederic Leighton, and The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

    Puerto Rican artists featured at the museum include great masters like Miguel Pou, José Campeche, and Francisco Oller, along with contemporary artists like Myrna Báez, Antonio Martorell, and Francisco Rodón. Temporary and visiting exhibitions at the Museo de Arte de Ponce range in scope and art medium, featuring both regional and global artists.

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    Good to know when visiting Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte de Ponce

    The Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico offers a year-round calendar of events, ranging from workshops and lectures to educational activities and youth programmes. An on-site gift shop sells gifts and souvenirs, art prints and photographs, and commemorative items. Guided tours of the museum are available by advance reservation.

    Admission to the Museo de Arte de Ponce is very affordable, though some temporary exhibitions may incur an additional fee. Discounts are often available on tickets for students, teachers, children, and seniors, with more information available on the museum’s website. A free car park is available adjacent to the museum.

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    Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico

    Location: 2325 Av. Las Américas, Ponce, 00717, Puerto Rico

    Open: Monday from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday–Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +1 787-840-1510

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